Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 1999
Schedule 4 Amendments relating to Peacekeeping Forces

   

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986

1  Subsection 68(1) (definition of Peacekeeping Force )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

Peacekeeping Force means:

                     (a)  a Peacekeeping Force described in an item of Schedule 3; or

                     (b)  a force raised or organised for the purpose of:

                              (i)  peacekeeping in an area outside Australia; or

                             (ii)  observing or monitoring any activities of persons in an area outside Australia that may lead to an outbreak of hostilities;

                            being a force that is designated by the Minister, by notice published in the Gazette , as a Peacekeeping Force for the purposes of this Part.

2  After subsection 68(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  A force designated by notice published in the Gazette , in accordance with paragraph (b) of the definition of Peacekeeping Force in subsection 68(1), as a Peacekeeping Force is taken to have become a Peacekeeping Force for the purposes of this Part on the date specified in the notice as the date on which it is to become, or is taken to have become, a Peacekeeping Force for the purposes of this Part.